. . . one more. Lain’s “regular” look.
Obviously the first thing I used the Lain paperdoll for was dressing him up in his previous incarnation’s previous incarnation’s clothes . . .
(People who were extremely, ahem, cool in the early 2000s may, in fact, recognise this outfit is pretty much taken straight from the one Max wears in Gloomcookie . . .)
Aah, yes. In the “anatomy practice” stage of the paper doll.
- How the hell did this loser’s character design get somehow worse to draw in the last, like, twenty-five years?
- I like how all the scribbly women on his left arm look like penises. (I decided to leave them, because lol.)
- There is one really glaring continuity error (actually the same error is repeated a few times, but it’s particularly obvious in one place), which if anyone can point out you win all the Viking Age Nitpicker Internet Points forever.
Basically what we learnt from this is “you’re going to have to ink it anyway, so start with that next time.”
Also working from home is very productive for doodling in the sketchbook I have next to the desk…1
- I work on stuff in like five-to-ten minute bursts in between doing Actual Work, Corporate Overlords, I swear! ↩
… I swear to every Weeaboo god I used to have like ten thousand pencilboards and now when I actually need one I’m forced to resort to using an old Saiyuki document sleeve.
Anyway. Markers over sketches are fun! Also: Lain as a Pokémon trainer, for some reason. Lain’s team is Blaziken, Delphox, Salazzle, Noivern, Corviknight, and Archeops. I think Sigmund’s would be Galarian Rapidash, Lycanrock, Milotic, Mismagius, and (the nuclear option) a Kyurem and a Reshiram.1
Incidentally, Original Form Lain used to get around in an “ugly chartreuse sweater”, mostly because it was the color of pencil in my giant box of pencils I found the most curious. He got a bit more fashionable over the years, going through a visual kei phase in the early 2000s, before settling on a generic hipster look for his current, published, incarnation. And now we come full circle, with gender-ambivalent post-Bad Meme Lain,2 back once more in his oversized ugly chartreuse sweater and loudly clashing nebula leggings.
Never change, Lain. Never change…
: Aa-aa-aa-nd with a bit more of Lain filled out.
Messing around with drawing on the iPad. It’s Lain with a cricket bat. Because Reasons.
Incidentally, if you’re curious about what those Reasons are, Stormbringer is currently on sale for the low-low price of $1.03. Just in case you need more cricket-bat wielding anthropomorphic archaeopteryx gods in your life.
Messing about with some Lain designs. The inspirations here are the bearded vulture and Matthew Martyniuk’s Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and Other Winged Dinosaurs, plus a bit of macaw in the “buttfeathers” (so he can, like, actually land), and cormorant in the wings.
I think it’s fairly obvious bird anatomy is not my forte.
Or any anatomy, really.